[Lee Trevino] was born into the poverty of a Mexican-American family in Dallas, grew up in a four-room shack without running water, electricity or his father, and somehow became one of the greatest golfers in history after teaching himself how to play the game.
He was a hustler long before he became a professional and won 29 PGA Tour events and later 29 Champions Tour events, capturing two U.S. Opens, two British Opens, two PGA Championships and five Champions majors. He also was inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981.
Trevino and his unorthodox homemade swing were so effective, word spread through the Southwest, and his acquaintances began arranging money matches. His pals would bet on him, and he would take on all comers.